Africa's Children of Arms

Untitled from the series The Rape of a Nation, 2008 Copyright Marcus Beasdale

November 19, 2014 - September 20, 2015
Hiatt Gallery


The Pulitzer Center is committed to telling the stories of vulnerable populations all over the world, and perhaps one of the most startling is that of child soldiers. Boys and girls from more than 20 countries are recruited or abducted into armies where they serve as messengers, spies, and combatants. All are subjected to the atrocities of wars that many are not old enough to understand. Their experiences in war and rehabilitation are diverse and haunting.

This project presents the work of three photographers, Marcus Bleasdale, Robin Hammond and Andre Lambertson, because of their deep understanding and sensitivity to these issues. Their images tell the stories of former child soldiers—of haunted pasts and of hope for the future.

Above: Untitled from the series The Rape of a Nation, ©Marcus Beasdale

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Artist Talk & Discussion: Andre Lambertson with Kem Sawyer from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Sunday, May 3, 2pm
Free with Museum Admission
Conference Room

In this special Artist Talk, hear from New York-based artist Andre Lambertson, as well as Kem Knapp Sawyer, contributing editor at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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This lecture is generously supported by the Robert and Amelia Hutchinson Haley Lectures Fund.

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Former child soldier Moses Kollie, Liberia, January/February 2013, ©Robin Hammond/Panos Untitled, 2006, ©Andre Lambertson images


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